Communities Arts and Culture Recognition Award 2017


Parrsboro is brimming with a year round, non-stop creative activity which has become part of the fabric of everyday life. The involvement in artistic endeavour is extraordinary; the number of dedicated arts/heritage organizations impressive: Ship’s Company Theatre, Art Lab Studios and Gallery, two museums, Fundy Geological and Ottawa House, Classics By The Bay,  contemporary art at Main & Station, and The Hall, home to  a professional concert series, art exhibitions, master class workshops , a network of local musicians, a feature film series, the Citizens Choir,  theatrical presentations and more! Add Artist Residencies, Youth Art Programs, and four major events to the mix – the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival , the 10 Days in October Arts Celebration, the Parrsboro Film Festival, and a Gem and Minerals Show whose creative designs attracts 4000 visitors every year from across Canada and the USA – and the result is an inspiring combination of grassroots artistry and exploration by high-profile artists.

It is no surprise that, from this hotbed of cultural activity, Parrsboro Creative would emerge, an arts organization now galvanizing the community with its vision of a building a new cultural economy by attracting artists to live in Creative Parrsboro, a community becoming an innovative and spectacular cultural tourism destination as it embraces excellence in art.